Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes
Fiber Arts Department
Instructor: Kristy Kún
Registration deadline: May 4, 2020
May 16, 2020: Zoom Call, 10am-12pm PDT (MAC hosts)
May 23, 2020: Zoom Call, 10am-12pm PDT (MAC hosts)
SP20FB408 • All levels
This class is currently full.
Email invitations to join the online classroom will be sent on May 8 for this MAC hosted course. If using a cellphone or tablet, download the Zoom app prior to receiving your email invitation, if it is not already installed on your device. If using your computer, follow the invitation link in the email to open Zoom.
This course will run approximately two weeks with students able to work at their own pace and post anytime in the online platform. Students will have unlimited access to the course after completed.
Join me for a new workshop exploring these ground-breaking amplified techniques. We will spend time observing the movement of the textiles in water, as they float and undulate within our hands, and capture the movement in our finished sculptures. The techniques include needle-felting dense wool into lightweight fabrics, working with jigs, wet felting, refined surface finishing, sculpting, and mounting. We will also explore the creation of a solid backed artwork using these new organic layout techniques, and discuss further applications to many surface-design challenges in felting. For each lesson, students are supplied with all of the required materials, tutorials, and online video demonstrations to successfully learn the new techniques. Each student's unique design will emerge from the way materials are shaped, cut, and formed.
The basic steps for creating this type of work are:
Two projects will be completed in this workshop.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Kún is represented by the Waterstone Gallery in the Pearl district, Portland, OR, and participates in several annual juried fine craft festivals around the country. She believes strongly in collaboration and community building through Craft and has served three years on the board of Frogwood, a non-profit organization dedicated to arts training, education, and collaborative interaction. Through her business, Opulent Fibers, she has hosted local and international instructors, each experts their practicing form of textile art, and has presented at free community events, demonstrating techniques and sharing her passion for wool. In 2019, Kristy taught her innovative techniques at venues in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, and Slovenia.
Awards: Excellence in Fiber Art award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2018. Best in Show at Art in the Pearl, Portland, 2019.
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Materials kit fee: $75 (Purchased directly from instructor no later than May 1, 2020 to allow for shipping time). Order kits
Kits include materials for each lesson, gloves for wet felting, jig materials, and a wood box frame. Materials are NATURAL WOOL, not dyed. Frames are BLACK.
Upon delivery of your kit, an email invitation to join the online classroom will be sent. Once you log into the classroom, the fun will begin! Students have a place to post questions and results of the lessons for instructor feedback. The platform is easy to use and communication can be tailored to each student’s needs. And it never closes! You will have access to the online materials as long as the Internet provides.
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By clicking on the "Add to Cart" button you will be transferred to PayPal's website to complete your registration. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay through PayPal – you may pay with any major credit card.